False alarm for lifeboat crews

The Seahouses lifeboat crew in action. Picture by RNLI.
The Seahouses lifeboat crew in action. Picture by RNLI.

Two north Northumberland lifeboats were launched on Saturday morning due to concerns for paddle boarders, but it turned out to be a false alarm.

At 11.45am on Saturday, Humber Coastguard requested the launch of both Seahouses lifeboats, following reports from a member of the public expressing concern for four paddle boarders in the south side of Beadnell Bay who had disappeared from view, near some rocks.

The lifeboat crews could find nothing and there was no trace of any paddle boarders in the area. Due to the Coastguard’s concerns, Craster Lifeboat was then also launched, and tasked to start searching from the south.

As it was being launched, four paddle boarders entered Craster Harbour and assisted in the launch of the lifeboat, before it became apparent that they were the cause of the call-out. All four were safe and well and the call was classified as a false alarm, but with good intent.